11 November 2020 / Wednesday Morning Outing – Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Tshwane



Join us for an outing to Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Tshwane led by Andy Featherstone. The 4,000 hectare nature reserve has a wide selection of grassland birds and several dams for water birds. Radios will be provided for use whilst driving around the network of roads and we will also visit the various picnic areas to explore these on foot.

Limited to 5 vehicles. Bookings only through Lauraine on witsbc234@gmail.com

Only members who have booked via Lauraine will be allowed to participate. Entrance Fee payable at the gate. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be observed. Meeting times and details will be provided on booking.



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11 November 2020 / Wednesday Meeting – Carol Lippert’s Quiz Evening

Carol will be testing your birding knowledge so start swatting!

Time: 18h45 for 19h00

Venue: Discovery Bowling Club



19 November 2020 / Thursday Zoom Online Meeting – Lesley Cornish “Birding in the Pilanesberg”



Pilanesberg is a “Big Five” destination, but it is also very good for birding, because it has different habitats: bushveld types, as well as lakes and streams. Lesley will tell you about the Park and introduce you to some of its birdlife, as well as some of its animal life. The talk will be based on a virtual tour. No matter whether you are a regular or are not very familiar with Pilanesberg, this talk will show you why it is so popular.   

Time: 18h45 for 19h00

No need to register follow the link below on the evening of the talk:


Meeting ID: 827 7305 6956    Passcode: 771166

Cost: Members Free of Charge,  Non Members R50


BirdLife South Africa’s 36th Birding Big Day (BBD) will take place on Saturday 28 November 2020. To find out more go to:


If you are interested in taking part please let Lauraine know on witsbc234@gmail.com and we will form a Wits Bird Club team (or teams) to take part in this fun event.